Consumer

Audio & Video

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the average household owns 24 consumer electronics products. In fact, consumer electronic products are responsible for 15 percent of household electricity use.Today’s consumers demand the best in Audio & Video. Technology to enhance customer experience with portfolio features including all-digital components as well as digital and analog audio- video solutions is available offering high performance and unparalleled integration. Programmable components provide design flexibility to produce broad functionality and true life-like sound at a competitive cost. Each audio signal-chain function is highlighted with corresponding device solutions for your needs. We provide expertise in video compression and transcoding to launch differentiated products quickly and cost effectively.

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Motor Drives

Motor drives present the largest share of the automotive, industrial and consumer market and define a fast growing new segment. The increased needs for energy efficiency are driving electronically controlled solutions of various motor types, such as AC Induction (ACIM), Brushed DC, Brushless DC (BLDC), Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PSMS) and Stepper motors. Energy costs through the life cycle of the electric motor represent the highest part of the overall operating costs. If the operating costs can be reduced, profitability can be increased and your production becomes more environmentally friendly.

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Power Supply - Switch Mode PS

Power supply switches the incoming power on and off, and varies the width of the resultant pulses to provide the desired voltage after they have been integrated and filtered. This approach is more efficient than that of a linear power supply, which dissipates the power resulting from the voltage drop in its regulator. A switch mode power supply is therefore cooler running than a linear power supply with the same output rating, and is smaller because it doesn’t require the bulky (and heavy) power transformer of the equivalent linear supply. However, the switching does result in the output containing more electrical noise than the linear supply, so when planning to use a switch mode power supply it is very important to first verify that the noise will not adversely affect the intended application.

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Sensor Technology

The progress of Sensor Technology over the last 5-10 years has been creating one of the fastest growing markets we have ever known. Indications like ‘Markets for Current Sensors in Industrial Applications’, ‘MEMS: Looking for the Next Killer App to Maintain Double-Digit Growth’, ‘Motion Sensor Market for Smartphones and Tablet PCs are Set to Double by 2015’, ‘Silicon Magnetic Sensors Market to Reach $1.46bn in 2011: IHS’ (all sources isupply™) – and many more - show the huge opportunities to get best technologies. Nowadays our daily life demands more and more sensitivity. Safety systems in cars need to react before the drivers even start to notice an irregular event, Smoke and gas detectors start an emergency process by themselves, Mobile phones have learned to watch, listen, position themselves in all four dimensions including time, and save the data, Hearing aids, blood pressure monitors and glucose meters prolong lives, Handheld gaming, Smart Phones and other kinds of fancy consumer products improve (often) quality of life.

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